Definition of cult heroine in English:

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cult heroine

noun

A female writer, musician, artist, or other public figure who is greatly admired by a relatively small audience or is influential despite limited commercial success: she can still generate the kind of energy that made her a cult heroine over 17 years ago
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  • She has achieved cult heroine status among radical students.
  • Kahlo's popularized trauma, often a sideshow to her art, has solidified her as a cult heroine in a recent Hollywood motion picture.
  • With her complicated past, her high-school principal's air, and her unsympathetic voice, she is an unlikely cult heroine.

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Syllabification: cult her·o·ine

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